Who knew that the class of 1915 would produce two of the most prominent alums in ECU's history? Out of a class of 41 students, Ernest McFarland would go on to be the governor of Arizona, 1955-1959. His political career also included serving as a United States Senator from 1941-1953 and serving on the Arizona supreme court from 1964-1970. In the picture above, McFarland is the fourth from the left in the top row.
Robert S. Kerr was in the same graduating class of 1915. Kerr served as the governor of Oklahoma from 1943-1947. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1948 and served until his death on Jan. 1, 1963. Kerr's chief legacy for the state of Oklahoma is a series of water projects and dams that made the Arkansas River into a navigable inland waterway system beginning at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and going to the Gulf of Mexico. He died before he saw the commission's work come to fruition as the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. In the picture above, Kerr is the sixth from the left in the top row.